The North Philadelphia campus is part of Temple University’s vibrant Health Sciences Campus, which includes the Schools of Pharmacy and Dentistry. For medical students, home base is the Medical Education and Research Building (MERB), a spectacular 11-story, 480,000 square-foot structure featuring state-of-the-art facilities for education, research, and student life. Directly across the street from MERB is Temple University Hospital -- a world-class tertiary/quaternary hospital that serves as Pennsylvania’s leading safety-net provider for underserved populations and as a primary clinical learning site for medical students and residents/fellows in 45 graduate medical education programs. Medical students also have an opportunity to rotate at other Temple Health hospitals, at the St. Luke’s regional campus, and at our other clinical affiliate sites. The North Philadelphia campus is located just a few miles away from the city’s downtown area, which bustles year-round with arts, sciences, entertainment, and culture.
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine offers the highest quality educational programs designed to train the next generation of physicians, medical researchers and healthcare professionals. We take a patient-centered approach in meeting the complex needs of a diverse population and a changing healthcare environment. Students entering our programs have demonstrated both high academic achievement and a commitment to helping others through dedicated local, national and international service activities.
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St. Luke’s Campus - Bethlehem, PA
The St. Luke’s campus offers all the benefits of a large academic medical center with a hometown, community-focused feel. Featuring a class size of 40, students benefit from outstanding mentorship and diverse clinical experiences. Located in beautiful, historic downtown Bethlehem, the medical education building sits right across the street from the hospital. St. Luke’s University Health Network is a 14-hospital health system that serves 11 counties in central Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. With a Level I Trauma Center and a robust graduate medical education program, our students are well-prepared for residency and life beyond the classroom. St. Luke’s campus students can also rotate at Temple Health hospitals for clinical learning experiences in the final phase of the MD program.
Temple Emergency Action Corps (TEAC)
Temple Emergency Acton Corps (TEAC), in affiliation with Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, was founded by a group of medical students in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. TEAC’s mission is twofold: to educate future physicians in medical disaster relief and utilize medical students as a resource for the provision of sub-acute disaster relief care. TEAC is dedicated to providing compassionate, culturally conscious medical care in cases of local, national, and international disasters.
William Maul Measey Institute for Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University launched the Institute for Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety (ICS) in July 2005 through support from the Benjamin and Mary Siddons Measey Foundation award grant. ICS focuses on the use of Clinical Simulation, Standardized Patient Program, Robotics Center and Surgical Skills, offering unique interprofessional learning opportunities for medical students, residents, attending physicians and other allied health students and professionals.